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The Far Horizons

2010-03-05 18:46:17.855732+00 by petronius 2 comments

From io9: SF book covers by Richard Powers. These Dali-esque designs were standard for the late 1950s SF paperbacks, now I realize it was largely done by one artist. But they were advanced looking, and I guess that's what was called for. I don't read anywhere near as much SF as I did back in school, but the more realistic cover design has taken over.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-03-06 20:23:28.662992+00 by: petronius

"Argh, I'm sorry about the mismatched quotes' he said.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-03-06 15:55:16.802113+00 by: Dan Lyke

Some day we'll get Petronius to close his href="..." quotes with the same one he opened 'em with. Fixed.

(And, yes, I've investigated having the code cleaner-upper use the quotes interchangeably, but that introduces other issues...)

I like that there's a continuum of artistic style in this that could go all the way to Ralph Steadman, but doesn't. I also wonder for a time when the future was that amorphous, when vehicles hadn't yet developed hard edges...